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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Williams Selyem Hawk Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
Williams Selyem Hawk Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 111820)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A much more subtle wine than in the past clearly expresses this site in 2009. A very cool year that helped show off the mineral and classic citrus flavors typically associated with very cool growing sites. The aromas of mineral, Meyer lemon and lush toasty oak give way to flavors of Asian pears, honey and nectarines across the palate. Rich and broad across the palate, this wine still finishes with that nice brilliant acidity.
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About Williams Selyem Winery :

Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. In less than two decades, Burt and Ed created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, aligning Sonoma County's Russian River Valley in the firmament of the best winegrowing regions of the world. Today John and Kathe Dyson, who purchased the winery from Burt and Ed in 1998, carry on the passion for Pinot Noir winemaking without compromise. As for the wines... they just keep getting better and better.